[ ARCHIVED CATALOG ] 2022-2023 Graduate Academic Catalog 
    Jun 23, 2024  
[ ARCHIVED CATALOG ] 2022-2023 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Reading Concentration


The courses in this concentration have been designed to align with the State of Florida course requirements for reading specialist certification. This program is a state approved program.

The Masters in Education (M. Ed.) Reading Concentration (Multiple States) is composed of the same courses that are in our Masters in Education Reading Concentration so there is no change in the course requirements. The only difference is that instead of taking the Florida Reading certification test for certification at the end of the program, candidates with a teaching certificate from a state other than Florida, would be required to take and pass their state's reading certification exam. In many states this is the Praxis assessment. After graduating from the program the graduate can apply for certification in their state of residency.

Total Credit Hours: 30


*16-week courses

A student must meet the ESOL requirement by one of the following:

  1. Hold an ESOL endorsement or a professional teaching certificate
  2. Have 60 inservice hours in ESOL through their school district
  3. Take EDU 561 ESOL survey course

It is the student's responsibility to provide the university evidence.

Prior to applying to the State of Florida Department of Education for certification in reading, the applicant:

  • Must possess a master's or higher degree awarded by a standard institution
  • Must have:
  • Florida Educator Accomplished Practices
  • Professional Education Competencies and Skills
  • Florida Reading K-12 Competencies and Skills
  • Reading Endorsement Competencies
  • Field Experience Log
  • Must have passed the FTCE Reading K-12 Subject Area Test
  • Must have met the ESOL Requirement.

Certification requirements may change from time to time; it is the responsibility of the student to know the current state certification requirements as they may apply.